Westville may announce new principals next month

WESTVILLE – School officials say they will interview candidates for two principal positions in the district and may announce the new administrators as early as next month.

Both Melinda Pollock, the principal of Judith Giacoma Elementary School, and Greg Lewis, the principal of Westville Junior High School, plan to retire after the end of the current school year.

UI trustees aim to keep tuition close to inflation

CHICAGO – University of Illinois leaders made a public commitment to keep tuition increases lower Thursday, at the same meeting where a professor gave trustees an unhappy forecast for the state's finances.

New UI trustees sworn in; Kennedy remains chair

CHICAGO – The two newest University of Illinois trustees were sworn in this morning at the board's meeting in Chicago.

Gov. Pat Quinn was on hand as Trustee James Montgomery read the duties of the trustees to the governor's new appointees, Ricardo Estrada and Patricia Brown Holmes. Quinn also reappointed Karen Hasara of Springfield to a new six-year term.

Input sought in search for new UI chancellor

URBANA – The executive search firm hired to help choose a new University of Illinois president will also guide the search for a new chancellor – and co-host a public forum on the search next week.

The firm – Isaacson, Miller, which has offices in Boston, Washington and San Francisco – will be paid up to $157,525 for its services, according to the UI.

Gifford superintendent to retire at end of June

GIFFORD – Superintendent Art Shaw will retire at the end of June.

The grade school board is expected to take action on his retirement at the February meeting and will begin the process of selecting a new superintendent.

Shaw, 68, has served as superintendent for eight years.

GCMS board hires new superintendent

GIBSON CITY – GCMS school board members have hired Anthony Galindo as the district's new superintendent beginning July 1.

Galindo will replace Chuck Aubry who will retire June 30 after 15 years as the district's superintendent.

Fisher school district plans to seek bids for school addition in spring

FISHER – Superintendent Barb Thompson said the district's architect and construction manager are working to complete design drawings for the building project for the junior/senior high by the end of the month.

The addition will include new classrooms. Thompson has said the board hopes to seek bids for the project in the spring.

Governor keeps one UI trustee, replaces two others

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Pat Quinn has replaced two University of Illinois trustees, including one he appointed just 16 months ago and another who refused to resign after the Category I admissions scandal.

UI trustees to vote on link between tuition, inflation

CHICAGO – The University of Illinois is looking toward a relatively low tuition increase – compared to last year's 9.5 percent, good for four years – while keeping fee increases below 1 percent.

Three UI trustees' terms up; no word from Quinn on appointments

CHICAGO – University of Illinois trustees are headed into their annual meeting this week with three vacant seats on the 10-member board.

The terms of three trustees – Frances Carroll, Karen Hasara and Carlos Tortolero – expired Sunday, and Gov. Pat Quinn has yet to announce whether they will be reappointed or replaced.